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A Tribute to Butch Trucks 3/1/17: thoughts, photos, videos.

Last Weds. March 1, I paid tribute to Butch Trucks with a special band: my Big in China core supplemented by Andy Aledort (Dickey Betts), Peter Levin (Gregg Allman) and Junior Mack (Jaimoe). This show meant a lot to me. March in NYC has…
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Randy Poe on One Way Out: "Brilliantly detailed.. innovative..."

"Alan Paul’s One Way Out is a brilliantly detailed all-access pass to the Allman Brothers Band. Using his numerous personal interviews with the band members themselves—both past and present—as well as an almost endless entourage of…
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Billy Gibbons Reads One Way Out

As Billy Gibbons prepares for a rare club gig this Weds. night at B.B. King's in Manhattan: "With this fine work, Alan Paul accomplishes the admirable feat of delving the depths of the Allman Brothers, a great aggregation of talent and…

Warren Haynes on his Jerry Garcia tribute & Gov't Mule's Shout!

“No journalist knows the ins and outs of the Allman Brothers Band better than Alan Paul.” -Warren Haynes, speaking about One Way Out: The Inside History of the Allman Brothers Band This weekend is Warren Haynes' 25th Annual XMas…

Gregg and Warren: "These Days"

Gregg Allman and Warren Haynes acoustic duo. Jackson Browne's "These Days", XMas Jam Pre-Jam. 12-12-13. The Orange Peel. Asheville, NC

The Most Famous, Rare, and Valuable Guitars in the World

Hey, fellow guitar nuts. You need to check out this book: Guitar Aficionado: The Collections: The Most Famous, Rare, and Valuable Guitars in the World. From my good friends at Guitar World's sister publication. Support the printed word,…

Allman Brothers Spotify Playlist

I made a heavily annotated Allman Bros Spotify playlist spanning 1968-2003, and featured on the St. Martin's page for One Way Out: The Inside History of the Allman Brothers Band. Have a listen, give a read, and tell me what you think.…

Allman Brothers prepare for Beacon run/new archival releases

It's going to be a very busy later winter/early spring for fans of the Allman Brothers Band. On February 18, the same day that my book One Way Out: The Inside History of the Allman Brothers Band is launched, Sony will also be releasing…

Lots of ABB activity this winter

February and March are looking like exciting times for fans of the Allman Brothers Band. I originally posted all the details of some archival releases to come, but jumped the gun on that, publishing before details were finalized.…

Unsavory Elements: Stories of Foreigners on the Loose in China

Unsavory Elements: Stories of Foreigners on the Loose in China, the anthology to which I contributed, is finally fully available in the USA via Amazon. It's a very strong collection, featuring work from some writers with whom you are probably…

Duane Allman's 1957 Les Paul and the Big House Museum.

Originally published in Guitar World, January 2011, this story is a bit outdated in terms of how the goldtop is being used... As many readers know, the guitar has been played by many since this was written, including Warren Haynes and Derek…